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Set on the banks of the beautiful Mersey River, Discovery Parks - Devonport offers an absolute waterfront setting with plenty of in-park facilities to keep the kids entertained. Located midway between Launceston and Burnie on Tasmania's North Coast, and the arrival port for the Spirit of Tasmania, Discovery Parks - Devonport is the perfect base to start your Tasmanian journey.

 

Highlighting the sport of wood chopping which was developed as a matter of course between Bushmen, the Australian Axeman's Hall of Fame and Timberworks is the national museum showcasing Australia's wood-chopping sporting champions including the 12 Legends.

The Platypus Experience provides comprehensive dioramas, videos and models with a unique water feature which displays how the platypus live, eat and breed in their secret world. It is truly an educational experience for the young and old. Also available for viewing are the rainbow and brown trout and other fish that live in Tasmania's rivers and lakes.

Just 15 minutes out of Devonport, stroll through the four hectares of raspberry plantings before enjoying a breakfast, lunch or snack of delicious berry creations including icecream, cakes and muffins.

Built in 1889 The Mersey Bluff Lighthouse is an historic Devonport landmark with its unique vertical striping and continues to guide Trans-Bass Straight ships towards Devonport Harbour.

Visit the Cherry Shed year round for an exciting cherry based cafe menu and various products. Come in spring to see the marvellous cherry blossoms or visit from mid-December to mid-February to purchase hand picked freshly washed cherries.

Just 15 minutes from Discovery Parks - Devonport, Turner Beach Berry Patch offers fresh fruit Smoothies Ice creams, coffee, cakes and the opportunity to pick your own berries.

Visit the home of Australia's largest distiller of  single malt whisky started in 1825 by one of the first European explorers to set foot in the rugged interior of north west Tasmania. Take part in the 'Whisky Walk' a fully guided tour, marvel at the visitors centre and  tasting bar or even enjoy lunch whilst enjoying tranquil views across the rolling landscape of the picturesque Emu Valley.

Try creamy farm ice-cream, fresh bottled milk, cheese, cream and butter.  Stock up on provisions, including gourmet Tasmanian produce, cheese platters, grilled cheese sandwiches and locally roasted coffee made with award winning farm milk.

Sneak a peek through the viewing window, where you will get a behind the scenes look at cheesemaking using traditional techniques with modern methods.

Just 10 minutes from Devonport, Spreyton Cider Co brews cider right on the site of their family run orchards. Using traditioanl techniques with a modern twist the Cidery is open daily for tastings and sales of cider, fresh juices and fruit.

Owned and operated by Willie Simpson and Catherine Stark, Seven Sheds produces its flagship Kentish Ale and seasonal beers as well as honey wines and melomels. Opened in May 2008, the Seven Sheds brewery, meadery and hop garden provides a purpose built tasting room, brewery tours and cellar door sales. 25 minutes out of Devonport, its located on the Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail.

With eight mazes and the whimsical model village of The Village of Lower Crackpot, Tasmazia is a premiere family attraction providing a whole day of fun and fantasy. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the experience at a leisurely pace.

Tasmania's mild summers and long autumn days provide the perfect climate for producing European style wines. With plenty of vineyards in the North West wine region of Tasmania to visit access is easy by car or guided tour.

Visit the Honey Farm in nearby Cudleigh for a variety of honey based products and learn about the medicinal properties of the very special Tasmanian Manuka Honey.

The total chocolate experience - manufacturing viewing room and chocolate museum, Belgian style breakfasts and Tasmanian fare, tasting and sales of specialty chocolate truffles, fudges and pralines all within this special 1931 Californian bungalow.

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